Monday October 11th, 2004|
Received Heated Pitot Tube
Today I received the heated pitot that I'm gonna be using. It came off of a C-172M that met a dubious fate (no, no one was killed...that would be too freaky).
Anyway, why am I using a pitot from a Cessna? Well, search for heated pitot tubes. You can't get a heated one now for less than a grand...something to do with a heater element supplier folding or something. I'm gonna have next to nothing in this thing.
I'm going to replace the nylon fittings with aluminum AN fittings.
I'm going to be using the Gretz Aero pitot mount which, according to Warren Gretz, should work fine with this pitot. I'm getting the paintable pitot mast because I don't really care for the chrome look and this pitot isn't chromed.